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o f your this month
hello Abu Dhabi !!
As temperatures rise, the capital braces for the arrival of summer, the promise of
vacation, and a welcome slowing down. 4 Mail Box
At Tempo we take summer to take stock of the past and see how we can 5 ShopCall
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reinvent and improve. I’m pleased to announce that a wonderful addition to
Tempo is a new column by one of the foremost artists in the Emirates. He is 6 What’s Hot in Abu Dhabi
bold, brilliant and yes often incorrigible. He is Jalal Luqman—a good friend and
an amazing inspiration. Welcome aboard, Jalal.
8 My Abu Dhabi
Seeing as Abu Dhabi Tempo is about you (the community) we introduce
USpace, a page dedicated to your voice—whether you would like to review an 10 City Bytes
outlet, a product, a service, whether you have a question, or have an opinion to
share. USpace is inspired by all the young people who tell us they have ideas 11 U Space
and issues that they would like to express through our magazine. Welcome to
the exciting concept of community journalism. 12 People Meter & Meet your Neighbour
So kick back Abu Dhabi, enjoy the warmer climes and rejuvenate your soul.
13 Making a Difference
Serenity and peace,
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Raising the Bar
Health First: Al Ahli Holding Group, the holding
wITh The face shop laura’s
arm of the leading multi-disciplined organization
based in the United Arab Emirates, and Gold’s
Gym International, the world’s leading authority
The face shop, an international brand for
toiletries and cosmetic products inaugurated
their first outlet in Abu Dhabi on 13th May.
on health and fitness, have recently announced
Located on the first floor of Khalidiya Mall,
the signing of a master franchise agreement the face shop offers modern products with
to open 26 gyms in major Arabian Peninsula natural elements in them. With a range of
markets. The initial schedule is to develop within products in skin care, make up, fragrance,
the UAE, with a heavy emphasis on the capital, shampoos, conditioners and other cleansers,
Abu Dhabi, then to proceed onto other Emirates. the face shop is a must try for those who
With this announcement, couch-potatoes will value health and beauty, and passionately
become a dying breed. pursue to serve everyday beauty needs.
Khalidiyah Mall is the new haven for homemakers in the city ever
Dreams Come Alive: The play “Zayed and the
since the Laura Ashley store opened up about a week ago inside its
Dream” continues to be shown outside the
premises. Laura Ashley is a British brand renowned for designing
UAE, following its great success in Abu Dhabi stylish, and quality home furnishings and fashion wear founded by
and Beirut. This work is an illuminating artistic Welsh designer, Laura Mountney.
vision inspired by the march of the late Sheikh
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of UAE, Their new spectacular collection will appeal to the tastes of both
and validated by the authenticity of the region’s the local as well as expat community. Store workers revealed that
I buy a lot of things at IKEA and I’m sure most of their staff heritage and roots. Two essential values have the new range will be available across various categories including
recognizes me. But there is one thing that bothers me every been achieved through the performance of all kinds of furniture, soft furnishings, lighting, beds, mattresses and
time. At the restaurant check-out counter in Marina Mall, they this play: artistic value and historical value. linen, curtains and blinds, rugs and runners, paint, wall paper, fabric,
have mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise in squeeze bottles. The piece carries traditional values that were children’s room sets, accessories and gift items.
While mustard and ketchup can be kept at room temperature
inserted artistically into the play for the benefit
for a while, mayo can’t. IKEA should do something to keep the The company has growing franchise operations all over the world,
of society, which in turn will reform itself through
mayo cool. including the Far East, Australia, Scandinavia and South America,
upholding these values and appreciating this
One idea: keep the bottle in a small container with ice cubes.
as well as increasing numbers of licensing projects for products
art. The theatrical work “Zayed and the Dream” is
More work, but you’ll get more appreciation from your including carpets, eyewear, scarves and bed linen.
creatively produced by the Caracalla Theatre and
customers. just last month, was shown to audiences in Paris.
SPAIN IN A
Why is it that mothers and fathers think that it is OK for their
children to misbehave in public?? It drives me crazy when I
go with my own (well behaved children I might add) to the
cinema and we come across families with unruly young
children, monkeying around and disturbing other viewers. Add the aroma of the Spanish countryside
Come on people; get your children under control! Or just stay to your favourite dishes with Azada’s
at home with them. wonderfully natural extra virgin olive oils.
l.D Made exclusively from nutty Arbequina
olives, hand-picked with love and cold-
pressed the very same day, the flavoured
I had a nice experience at a hotel in Dubai recently. It was called oils are extra special as the olives are
the Media Rotana. Everything was nice—including the price. crushed and pressed together with fiery
And the customer service was exceptional. But…the water in chillies, zesty Mediterranean lemons,
my bathroom took a long time to come out hot.This is a shame fragrant hand-picked thyme or selected
because I had to wait for a long time until the hot water came Arabica coffee beans, capturing all their
out for my shower. I confess that I wasted so much water and
flavour and nutrients to help keep you
I didn’t enjoy it. I hope the hotel, and all others, eliminate this
“Zayed And The Dream” the play attracts more than
, happy and healthy. Available at The One
6500 audience in Paris. outlets in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Olé!
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Hot Happenings in Abu Dhabi
maGIcforesT TexTIle Teens
12 – 25 May, Qibab Art Gallery
The Qibab Art Gallery welcomes viewers to witness “Magic
embroshop f mirate
s Pala ce
Forest” an event on the inspirational works of Ikuko
30 may – e
Deguchi-Peters, an artist of Japanese origin, who has been
painting for over 30 years.
Ikuko does not sketch but paints directly on to the canvas
producing fascinating abstract art. Her series of painting
include themes of Flight, Origin and, Moon and Water
Art educator Deborah Coffey will conduct a workshop for pre-teens and
among many others. She started painting ‘water’ after she
teenagers on embroidered textiles –traditional and non-traditional in ‘Gallery
went diving in the Red Sea. Underwater she felt isolated One Education Room’ of the Emirates Palace.
from the real world and a freedom to move without
thinking of body weight. The paintings of Water transform This workshop will focus on transforming an article of clothing, like a pair of
the beauty of the underwater world for preservation. She jeans, into an artwork of embroidery using traditional and non-traditional
uses her work to inspire others to avoid destruction of embroidery techniques and materials. Workshop participants will learn
nature. directly from the diverse works of embroidered textiles in ‘A Story of Islamic
Embroidery in Nomadic and Urban Traditions’ exhibition. Participants will
develop inspiration from textiles on exhibit, noting that the materials used
Using old traditional Japanese painting materials were determined by the conditions in which the nomads in the desert lived.
combined with acrylic colours and many other multi
media, she will conduct a live performance of her new Traditional materials, such as, embroidery threads, horse hair, small sea shells
technique letting the viewer’s imagination to take over in and grasses with non-traditional materials such as photographs, text, wire
interpreting her work. Her work is solitary but it reaches and scraps of cloth - they will be all sewn into the garment using traditional
out to the world. The colours and the movements have to stitchery techniques.
be seen and experienced. So all you art lovers should head This one day session, to be held on 23 May and 30 May will start at 5pm and
to the Qibab Art Gallery and enjoy being absorbed in the end at 7pm. Those who wish to participate, it is essential to register in advance.
Magic Forest, a treat worth your time. Hurry up folks before time stitches your chances up.
abu Dhabi Swimming Festival may 22, Corniche IslamIc embroIderIes
The Abu Dhabi Swimming Festival will feature
individual and team relay races over a series of
distances, the longest of which is the 1 mile distance.
dIscussIons 27 may – emirates Palace
Swimmers will swim towards the Heritage Village An evening of talks will be held in Gallery One of the Emirates
Flagpole and turn at a designated point to return back Palace on 27 May 2010, starting 6.30pm.
to Corniche Beach.
Manon Six, curator of Medieval Art and Islamic Art, Agence
France-Museums will discuss on medieval Islamic embroideries
Team race categories will include corporate relays,
in the French public collections.
school club relays, mother-child relays and father-child
relays. Sounds fun! Race packs will be available for pick Vincent Lefevre, curator of Asian Arts, Agence France-Museums
up at the Park Rotana (Abu Dhabi) on Friday May 21 will talk on the Riboud Collection at the Guimet Museum, Paris.
between 12 noon and 4pm. For relay events and the
splash and dash, the village will be open from 6am Konstantinos Chatziantoniou is a textile conservator of the
on the day of the event, at which time race packs can Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar and he will enlighten on the
be collected. Proceeds go to Abu Dhabi Special Care embroidered ethnographic textiles and costumes in the
Centre and Donate a Brick Campaign. So it’s all for a collection of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.
great cause folks and a fun day at the beach too.
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MyABU DHABI For the love of movies
up to me I would have picked him a long time ago.
Regarding my signature touch, I think I’m still trying to
figure that one out.
t: How was it like finally seeing the ZU Film Festival
2010 come alive? Tell us a little about your film
do in my chosen professional field, but they always
advised me to be careful and cautious, and always
stand up for my beliefs.
r: It was like a dream come true. I couldn’t believe that
there were a huge number of celebrity guests and
t: How did you get the idea to organize a film festival?
Who else was involved in the process? important people in the media industry who came to
support this event and the young filmmakers involved.
r: Last fall, I worked as a publicist assistant in the The film selection process started by contacting the
mbers of ZUFF
Middle East International Film Festival. It was the Reema (right) with jury me universities that offer film courses around the Middle
first time I got involved in the world of films and East and North Africa. Then as we started to receive
filmmaking. It triggered something inside me, like I films, the media faculty in ZU sat down to watch the
wanted to learn more and I didn’t want my experience t: What is your aim in life? Where do you see yourself in entire collection we got from all around the Arab
to end with the festival. One day, out of nowhere it just the coming decade? world. We ended up with 12 final films which were sent
hit me, ‘why don’t I create my very own film festival?’ to three professional judges in the film industry who
After thinking about it for a long time and researching r: I would like to complete my masters in film directing, choose three deserving winners. And that’s how we got
for hours, I decided that it should be a film festival and maybe make a really good film like those that to the final films! (Smiles)
for students exclusively. When I knew exactly what I I enjoy watching today. I really don’t know what to
wanted, I went to group of friends, who I knew where expect, but I hope it will be something meaningful. t: Many youngsters today find it hard to juggle studies
going to be supportive and helpful. My project partner, I also imagine Zayed University Film Festival becoming and creative endeavours. What would be your advice
Reema Al Majed is a busy body - when she is not Alyazyah helped me with the initial stages of planning one of the most important festivals not only in the to them?
studying media sciences at Zayed University, process, and I also was able to get so much help and Middle East but also around the globe.
she has her hands full organizing and planning support from a group of guys and girls who worked r: My advice would be the exact words one of my
out film festivals like the recent Zayed University very hard in making this festival possible. I would like t: Who are your favourite filmmakers of our time and favorite professors told me once - School is important
Film Festival (ZUFF) which focused on providing to mention a few names and also state the fact that I
a platform for young filmmakers to exhibit their which of their movies are your favourites? Any recent to get you through life, but there is more to life then
couldn’t have done it without their hard work: Maisoon,
craft. How does she do it all? Tempo sat with her films you really liked? just focusing only on your final grades. Now I don’t
Noura, Waleed, Rahed and Fahmi. They all assisted
for a bite and found out why she is so passionate want anyone to get me wrong because I do believe
me throughout the process of making this festival a
about the art of filmmaking. r: My favorite director of our time would definitely be school is important, however, I think that you only
Baz Luhrmann. Although he has directed a few films, get practical know-how when you are out there
tempo: Tell us a little bit about yourself. t: Why, in your opinion, was it necessary to have a he has managed to stun me every single time. His best experiencing and learning from life. Students should
university based film festival portraying the work of work to date would be Moulin Rouge - my all time care about their final grades, but their lives shouldn’t
reema Al majed: I am 21 years old. I’m an Emirati girl, young filmmakers? favourite film- and Australia which is another favourite. revolve around grades only. That’s just my personal
born in Abu Dhabi, but I have lived in Dubai for the I’m also a big fan of Tim Burton. I feel like he has a crazyopinion.
most part of my life. I moved to Abu Dhabi when I r: The reason why I thought this festival should be for imagination which I absolutely love, and finally Steven
started university which was almost four years ago. students is the fact that there is hardly any event that is Spielberg. I recently watched The Hurt Locker by members of ZUFF
Kathryn Bigelow and I really liked the realness Reema (left) with some of the jury
dedicated to support ONLY young filmmakers around
t: Did you always wish to become a professional in the the Middle East and North Africa. There is so much of the film.
field of Media Sciences? Were your parents supportive young talent in the Arab world, and I wanted all the
of your decision? students to feel like this is the place that will support t: If you could re-make one movie which one would it
them through their journey in becoming professionals be? Would you choose different actors to play the title
r: Ever since I started school I knew I wanted to do in the industry. roles? How would you give it your signature touch?
something great. I just never knew exactly what it was
t: What do you like to do in your free time? r: Honestly I think about that all the time, but right
that I wanted to do. Although my family didn’t expect
me to come up with such a huge project, when they now I really feel like changing the latest James Bond
r: Watch films! I love watching really good films, films. Daniel Craig just doesn’t strike me as someone
saw Zayed University Film Festival actually happening
sometimes to learn something new and other times embodying a James Bond persona! I would really love
they were so proud and extremely supportive. They
just for the pleasure of watching a good movie. to see George Clooney playing Mr. Bond, and if it was
never told me that there was something I couldn’t
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Mall hopping is very taxing and often mall-goers
need refueling in between the flurry of shopping www.abudhabitempo.com
activity. Moka Cafe in Abu Dhabi Mall is one such
food haven where prices are reasonable and the
food is great. Well, almost. Whether you select a sea
view seat or sit at the entrance towards the mall
shops, you can’t escape the feeling that a delectable
treat is coming your way. Friends had informed us
of their global menu. And it is...global. Mexican
nachos, Chinese spring rolls, Indian batata vada, and
Singaporian delicacies. Alas, we diet conscious (read
picky) eaters chose the Seafood salad. The pasta
was warm, the sauce was thick and creamy and their the APPle is white chocolate really
portions were pretty large for us gals. Mind you we
were hungry so we did finish it all! The café is worth
iPAD chocolate? (sara b)
reviewed by Karam bukair, 15 and mohammed Kamali,
a visit if you are in the mall and feel the need to try 15, from Khubairat school Well, technically white chocolate is NOT
out something new. really chocolate! White chocolate contains
Karam: Isn’t the iPad just an oversized iPod? I mean there are no cocoa butter, which is a product of the cocoa
other benefits, right? bean that is also used to produce chocolate.
mo: It has more memory, a bigger screen so it’s easier to use the Most chocolates are made up of cocoa
CINNAMON CITY CAFÉ internet browser and there’s less chance of typing errors. It’s more
like a computer and an iPod.
Karam: But, whatever ‘touch’ products Apple make seems to be
solids which contain a chemical compound
called ‘theobromine’. Theobromine is what’s
responsible for the brown colour, ranging
LOCATION: MARINA MALL fragile. Does the iPad break/damage as easily as the other products? from light brown in milk chocolate to
mo: Actually its very strong for its size, I’ve dropped it a few times darker shades in dark chocolate. Since white
Far from being a flash in the pan, for already and no damage was made to it. chocolate contains cocoa butter instead of
those of you who think café food is Karam: But when laptops where made, they were built so that the cocoa solids derived from chocolate liquor
meant for the usual pizza and pasta screen is protected. Does the iPad screen get dirty at times? (an essential part of all chocolate), the US
pit stoppers, you’re in for a big surprise mo: Not very dirty, maybe a few finger prints but that can easily be Food and Drug Administration does not
at Cinnamon City Cafe! This small and cleaned. define it as chocolate. Still, why deprive
cozy Canadian café has managed to Karam: So what’s the deal? Would you recommend people to buy it? yourself of a good thing? Last time we
maintain their high standards of food checked, Milky Bars were top sellers at local
mo: Yes, I would totally recommend it, especially to all of those
and friendliness to the hilt. With a great groceries.
gadget lovers. It’s an innovative version of the common laptop, it’s an
introduction to a fully fledged dining amazing creation.
option, Cinnamon City has newly
introduced 25 great additions to their
menu. The new upsized combo meals
offer fairly big lunch and dinner portions
so be sure to work up a healthy appetite
before you go. With the specially baked
cinnamon Panini bread, the café offers
delicious new varieties of chicken and
beef burgers which is a must try in the should minors be Yes
menu. The scrumptious desserts also allowed to go to concerts
include different types of cinnamon rolls on their own?
with the special dates cinnamon roll
highly recommended by the chef.
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peOpLe MeTeR Making a
People Meter is an offbeat way to learn more about our
community and its people, who come from different Each of us can in his, or her, own way make a difference in our world. Sometimes this can be a simple gesture, and sometimes it
backgrounds, cultures and walks of life. is a kind word. This page is dedicated to the hero that resides in each and every one of us, and to the sharing of great news that
will make our planet a better place for us all.
Dry eraser board: Use a dry erase
board instead of paper, this works Overfishing is one of the biggest threats
to marine ecosystems. Today, over 80% of the
great for messages and makes for
YOUR great homework helpers.
world’s fish stocks are fully exploited, overexploited,
depleted or recovering from depletion.
NeIGHBOUR Coffee Cup sleeve: Make a coffee cup cozy The UAE has a large appetite for fish, with many species being
Awad Mohd. Al-Busairy or sleeve from two layers of denim. Reduce taken out well beyond sustainable levels. Studies show that the
overall number of commercial fish in the country has declined
the number of paper sleeves you use at your
“I have lived in Abu Dhabi for four years now. local cafe or slip on your own cups or mugs to by 80% in the last 30 years.
And I am happy to report that my family has protect your hands. Measure around the cup, Hamour, a highly favoured fish in the UAE, is being overfished
Jair Zambrano recently joined me in the Capital city so I am cut and sew with a standard seam allowance. 7 times beyond its sustainable level, with a decline of 87-92%
Colombia Indian busy showing them around. It took me a span since 1978, putting it at the top of the overfished species list.
Communications Home-maker of four years to find suitable (read affordable) Denim Coasters: Cut two squares from the
Engineer legs and insert a layer of quilt batting between Emirates Wildlife Society, in association with the World Wide
lodgings for them in the city. Fund for Nature, has produced the first consumer guide to
the denim. Turn under raw edges and sew
What first word comes to your mind when i say: sustainable fish in the country, and in the region ! In it we
closed. Stitch a decorative shape in the middle classified 19 popular fish types into 3 categories, based on
“I don’t have big dreams to conquer the world; of the coaster to keep batting in place. stock assessment studies that have been carried out by
Mirror Truth Mirror Myself I just hope to be a successful person in life. My fisheries scientists and biologists. The guide assigns a colour
TV Movies dream is to build house of my own in Sudan reuse take-out container: When you eat out to each of those categories with the colour red (shown below)
and take something with you, more and likely distinguishing overfished types that include many of the
Tree Nature Tree Green and then of course invest, run and own a popularly consumed fish. You can pick it up from any EWS office,
you have gotten containers. These containers
Door Entry Door Lock business. and you can also download it from their website
work great to organize your nails, screws and
other small objects. www.choosewisely.ae
“Living in Abu Dhabi is great! The city well
1) if you could record a song in your voice, which one
would it be and why? planned, and major locations are convenient to buy green smart Cookware: Many big name
reach but what really worries me is rising prices companies are making greener and smarter
Jair: 3 Doors Down - Here mala: If given a choice, I would cookware. This is often cookware that is made
and increased housing rents. I guess every • Hamour • FersH • Kanaad • Qabit • saFi arabi
Without You. I love this song! like to record the title song of from petroleum free ceramics and other
It reminds me of a very
expat worries about such things. chemical free while staying non-stick. • sHaari • YemaH • Zuraidi
Titanic in my voice. My Heart
important person in my life. Will Go On is one of the most
beautiful songs I’ve ever heard. “I must add though, the city provides some
excellent opportunities to see major events and
2) Which movie is the best remake of our times in your
opinion and why? also meet renowned personalities with whom
we can’t rub shoulders back home. I am talking gade’)
(aka ‘the rahma bri
Jair: Clash of the Titans, mala: The best remake of about global events like Formula 1, European
because I am an action fan our times, I feel, is King Kong.
and the special effects in this It has the best graphics and Cup etc. An innovative new
ion Arsenia De J. Baliloa, aged 47, is a single of mother of
movie were superb. captivating camera work. Construction and Demolit two sons, aged 13 and 14, and suffers from the effects
“In my free time, I like to do some photography Waste Recycling Plant offi wrought by Stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease. In addition,
and one good thing about living in Abu Dhabi opened in Al Dhafra, Abu she has been affected by Glomerulonephritis, a disease
3)Why is the sky so high? 10. The plant, which
on May which causes the inflammation of the blood vessels
for an amateur photographer like me is that ndly
uses environmentally frie in the kidney. She has been residing in Dubai for the
Jair: Ever wondered that they get to meet world-famous photographers technology, will process and past seven years working in a beauty salon and was
maybe the sky is just exactly mala: The sky is high, so that in the cultural workshops organized by arts and recycle building waste to diagnosed with the illness in April 2004. Although she
where it’s suppose to be and als
that maybe, just maybe, we are
birds don’t bump their heads. cultural societies. I had the pleasure of meeting produce aggregate materi is currently undergoing dialysis thrice a week, she has
too down below? Mr. Steve McCurry, my favourite photographer. which can be re-used in the no source of finance for further treatment and for her
It was a memorable experience. construction industry. It has return to her native country the Philippines
4) What is the one thing about guys/girls which irritates capacity to handle more
you the most? 5,000 tons and hopes to
“I would like to leave you with these words: tons in the future. Cash donations as well as any potential kidney donors are welcome and can contact her
Jair: I detest self-centred mala: One characteristic It’s not how much we have but how much we via this number: 050-9477162.
girls. Why does everything which really irritates me in
have to be about them all the men is their possessiveness. I enjoy life, which contributes to our happiness.”
time? It’s like a disease. Once think it is due to lack of trust! Making a Difference is a celebration of good people and good deeds. Please share with us your ideas, activities and community
they catch it, it just spreads. ‘public-good ‘ stories. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
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WHO’s THe BOss?
Fixing a Slow Jalal luqman
Office Ergonomics is the utmost thing to be 4.Reduce your dependence on the mouse and use
Is your computer stalling, freezing, crashing, and bombarding considered for maintaining good ergonomics more of shortcut keys. For example, you can use Ctrl+S
you with popups and error messages? Learn how to eliminate at the office. An example of Office Ergonomics is to save, Ctrl+P to print etc. Certain jobs do require more
these problems by following the steps below: I just opened my latest solo exhibition this Thursday at to have a better view of the monitor and see the dependence on the mouse. Users in such professions
Tashkeel in Dubai and considering the last few exhibitions
images clearly if you take good care in selecting should learn to use more shortcut keys.
Step 1: Defragment your hard drive. This will organize your I had, I anticipated a large crowd show up for the opening,
hard drive, allowing your computer to spend less time but that did not happen. There was enough tv coverage, the right level of illumination and place it
accessing files. There is a free tool built into Windows that media and press, but still this did not contribute to a great appropriately. 5.Jobs that involve more repeated tasks or prolonged
allows you to defragment. number of people coming to the exhibition. static postures may lead to muscular strain. The users
I tried to investigate briefly what the reason was, and it should forcefully take several short breaks or relaxed
Step 2: Clean your temp directory. Files are placed into this
directory by your operating system, but instead of staying hit me, there were way too many events happening at the pauses. The users should stand, stretch, and move
in there temporarily, they often just don’t delete like they’re same time, the poor art lovers don’t have enough time to
around during such breaks. This increases blood
supposed to, and they bog down your system. Navigate to C:/ go to each and every event they want to go to, and on the
other hand Galleries do spend the time or have dialogue circulation and gives enough time for the muscles
Documents and Settings/(Your User Name)/Local Settings/
with one another to work on a certain schedule to at least to relax.
Temp and delete everything, and then empty your Recycle
work together on their openings rather than each cast their
line at the same time and see who gets the bigger fish.
6.Try to mix computer tasks and non-computer tasks
Step 3: Clean your registry. Your registry is a collection of Assuming all the artwork on exhibition is good (including alternately in all possible situations. This encourages
keys that contain settings pertinent to the operation of every mine), and all the galleries have amply marketed their the movement of different parts of the body by using
aspect of your computer. Over time, it becomes bloated events, then what is the reason for the low number of
and unorganized, and it can cause your computer to hang, different muscle groups.
attendees? Could it be the hundreds of events that are
freeze, and crash. You can get a free scan of your registry at being held, that the viewer is bombarded with all this
speedycomputer.org. visual debris that he or she no longer sees or reads these office ergonomics environment Quick tips
invitations, or is it that the art has nothing to do with the 1.You should design your office in such a way that the
Step 4: Install anti-virus software. Everybody knows that opening, where in fact it is the service and drinks offered by
viruses are bad, yet many people fail to adequately protect the hosting gallery. glare from overhead lights, desk lamps, and windows is
themselves. Just search on Google for antivirus software, reduced to a maximum.
Keep this information handy for your own good. Cut out and save it in a folder.
you can usually download it directly from the manufacturer’s Have we only used art as an invitation card to free drinks
website, without any waiting for CDs. A lot of them use where people come to the openings but never really see 2.Your office room should be designed in such a way as
McAfee, but there are lots of options out there. the art but see who serves the better drink?
Or is just too much of one thing making it not important? to maintain appropriate air circulation.
Step 5: Remove spyware and adware. Spyware and adware Jl Feasible solutions of office ergonomics Disorders : 3.Do not sit directly under air conditioning vents that
are programs that sit on your computer, can deliver ads
when you don’t want them, or even worse, compromise your 1.Try to vary your tasks and Office Ergonomics, so that push air right on top of you.
personal information and help someone steal your identity.
you get ample time to recover from the outcome of
Often, a user does not
even know if their your activity. Different ways are being practiced to
Time management Tip # 10*
computer is infected. provide recovery time for overused muscles.
2.Design your Ergonomic Office in such a way that you
can easily change your working postures according to get a faster computer.
your convenience. It is always safe to select adjustable How much time have you spent watching that little
furniture for the workstation that allows you to shift to hourglass mouse pointer while the machine crunches
different seated postures every time you want to. This a big chunk of information or waiting for your ancient
helps different muscle groups to provide support while modem to download a web page from the Internet?
If you still have a slow computer and modem, all the
time you spend waiting could easily add up to several
3.Your work area should be spacious enough to let you hours every month. This is time down the drain. Do
yourself (and your customers and clients) a favor, and
use the mouse with either hand alternately. Thus the
get a faster computer and modem.
tendons and muscles of the free hand get
enough relaxation. *Part 10 of a 12 issue series
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eating for Two nutritional Tips During pre
with Aic b
Being pregnant may bring a lot of changes to your
daily life. One of the most common and major
changes are dietary habit changes. Even if you had
a healthy diet prior to becoming pregnant, you
• Remember the food pyramid? It’s a great place to
start, eat more foods from the bottom (grains), then
add vegetables and protein, fruits, dairy and finally
sparingly use fatty foods. Many places have free
handouts. It’s a great tool to have for reference on
the refrigerator. Justin Bieber has taken the world by
may begin to look at what you eat and how you
storm! The extremely talented, young
eat different now that you’re expecting. Here are • Variety in your diet is very important. It helps Canadian musician is earning rave reviews
some tips to ensuring your diet is what it needs to ensure that you’re gathering the daily doses of
from the who’s who in the music industry
recommended vitamins and minerals every day
be during pregnancy. from the foods you eat. It also helps prevent ever since his debut hit single “One Time”
boredom with your diet which can lead to straying. began dominating air waves. Bieber rose to
fame purely by YouTube references and has
• Bring on the water! Staying hydrated has many totaled over 10,000,000 views of his spin on
benefits for the healthy pregnancy, including hits by Ne-Yo, Stevie Wonder and most
avoidance of early labor, healthier skin (meaning notably, Usher.
more elastic), and general decrease in pregnancy
symptoms that are annoying (constipation,
swelling, etc.). Juice has a time and a place but The Grammy award winning Usher,
the majority of your fluids should be water. Other who heard Bieber’s take on his
drinks like soda, coffee, etc. should not be included own classics, had Bieber flown into
in your daily count of 6-8 eight ounce glasses a day. Atlanta, Georgia for a meeting from
his hometown of Stratford, Ontario
• Eat foods that remember where they came from! and was immediately taken in by
The closer to the source of the original food the
Bieber’s massive talent. Usher was
better. For examples: green beans that are fresh
contain more of the good stuff than those in a can; beyond impressed taking Bieber
bananas are better than fried banana chips or a under his wing and immediately
banana split! signing him to a record deal, beating
out Justin Timberlake. Since then,
• Protein is the building block of every cell in your Bieber-mania took off and has never
baby’s body. Some studies have indicated that looked back.
adequate protein intake (defined as 75 grams a day
or more) can protect you against problems with
ecclampsia, pregnancy induced hypertension and Bieber’s debut album,“My World” drove
other disorders. It also ensures a great start teeny-boppers into a frenzy and went
for your baby. certified platinum in the United States
and Canada. It also featured 7 hits on
By Robin Elise Weiss, LCCE Billboard’s top 100 chart, a first for any artist
Pregnancy Guide via their debut album. The 15 year old Bieber
performed for US President Barack Obama
at the White House for Christmas, took part in
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On YBOUTg IFe
by rantan rave
That’s my seat!
All languages borrow from other tongues
and adopt foreign words that later become
FU nnATHin L
You would think that assigning tickets to people in a movie
theatre is a good thing. In principle it is: you can buy your
part of its standard lexicon. What a weird
journey foreign words take until they are to me… “A newly married bride, I landed in Abu Dhabi in mid Jan, to
integrated into part of the language! begin a new life. Ambitious as I was, with a Masters in IT degree
tickets ahead of time. For the theatre it’s a great way of
Recently at a coffee morning with friends, in hand, I felt this is the ideal place to kick start my ‘dream’
keeping tabs on who’s supposed to be in the theatre. It
we discussed the funny sounding word career! The first thing I noticed is that the women here are
prevents ‘movie jumping’--you know, sampling a bit of this ‘barruka’ which in Arabic means ‘wig’. respected and they are very educated. I was relieved to see this.
movie, then moving to the next one to see if it’s a better ‘Barruka’ is derived from the French word
movie and so on, and also protects against ‘movie squatting’; for wig: ‘perruque.’ For fun we tried to “However, the picture maybe very pleasant for a privileged
the practice of watching a movie, then sneaking into imagine and reconstruct the evolution of few but for others, it is not so. There are thousands who are job
this word across the eras in ‘Arabia’: ‘Aatini hunting, myself being one of them. I have stepped ahead just
another one, and then another etc so by the end of it you’d
[give me...] beerook’ (trying to pronounce to voice a small concern about what I have noticed, we women
have watched three movies for the price on one. the original word)... then somewhere down
who are on our husband’s visa are paid very low wages. It
the line it changes into something less
But in practice, numbered tickets are bad news. In the good tongue twisting, “Aatini ‘barok’.....then lazier forces me to think that the general idea is that expatriate
days my friend and I walked into a theatre, picked the seats still into “Aatini barook’...then finally in the wives are working only to escape the boredom of sitting inside
we wanted, and voila. Now, we have to grope in the dark and 21st century into its current popular form: four walls! To add to my confusion, I have browsed through
walk over people’s toes to reach our destination. If we go ‘Aatini baruka’. OK, so you’ve figured out many jobsites, scanned through appointment sections of
that the letter ‘p’ is not quite at home in the newspapers, I very rarely see someone ask for Masters in a
early to avoid the groping part, we’re still not able to avoid
Arabic language. That explains why alot of related discipline. My next concern is that people without
the people trampling all over our toes part. Arabic speakers who don’t speak English
UAE experience are unwelcome. And that some consultancies
well sometimes pronounce Peter Pan as
Then you get those situations when you walk to your seat ‘Beeter Ban.’ advertise expired vacancies! Is this done to give a pleasant
and there’s a solemn couple who look about as movable as picture and show that all is well around you?
More on the fascinating topic of etymology:
the pyramids. You don’t want to mess with them, and you “Well, whatever it is, we job seekers are still hopeful and would
how about the Arabic words for driver (in
call the movie attendant. He walks up to them, ducking his the ‘chauffeur’ context)? There’s ‘sawaq’ love to stay in UAE for few more years because of its lovely
head (because the movie has already started and everyone which literally means ‘driver’ (ie literally environment and multi-cultural societies.”
is glaring at you for causing a commotion) and he asks ‘person who drives’). Then throughout the
susan Dsouza, sent by email
them to move to their seats. They show him their tickets and Arabian Peninsula you come across two
other colourful words that mean driver (as
then point to where a group of hooligans are sitting with
in ‘chauffeur’): these are ‘shoofayr’ which is
their feet up, shooting popcorn pellets at their neighbors. derived from the French , and the other is
The attendant walks up to the hooligans and they all start “I came across the same issues while job hunting. Some questioned my ability
‘draywel’ which comes from the word...you
to do the job based purely on my gender. And then of course you always hear of
arguing loudly. He calls his manager to haul them out of guessed it, ‘driver’!
instances when someone was offered higher wages because he/she is a Middle
the theatre, then comes back to tell the couple their seats Off topic--- a question emailed in from Easterner. Such bias exists whether we acknowledge it or not. I am glad though
are now free. The couple then move—very reluctantly Emma B: “How do you say thank you in that someone has spoken out about it.”
Arabic to a woman, to a man and to a group KZ, asian
(your seats have a better view) and finally you are able to
transplant yourself on your numbered seats. Problem is that of people? Does the word change?” Emma, “I am one of those house-wives who grabbed a part-time job to escape from the
you could say “shukran lak’ (to a man), sheer boredom of having to watch the tele for endless hours every day! Now I have
by then the first 20 minutes of the movie have gone by and
‘shukran lik’ (to a woman) or ‘shukran lakum a group of colleagues who are also my close friends and life has more colour to it.
you spend the rest of the time trying to sort out who did (to a group)’, but the easiest thing to do is My husband is happy too! Now I have gal pals I can party with.”
what to whom and why. All of this because of those blasted to simply say ‘shukran’ (thank you) in all the Asia s., indian
numbered tickets! situations; works as well, believe me.
what would you have do
“I was recently told at an interview- one that I was desperate to bag- that
Have any linguistic nightmares to report?
Send ‘em in at if this had happ ened candidates with a Masters degree are over-qualified for the position. Whatever
Send us your comments at email@example.com to you? Fazullhaq raheem, Pakistani
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CultureTalk Did you know that the Arabian horse is one of the
oldest horse breeds, with archaeological evidence
myTh of The
dating back 4,500 years? For something as ancient
as that, myths have certainly played an important
role in keeping their aura alive! For several years now
Arabian horses have varied in their ancient myths
and legends, particularly about their origins. Tempo’s
favorite mythical variant is of the origin of “Al Khamsa”
which later came to be known as the infamous
Arabian horses we know today. Annual leave
I will be going back to the United States in a couple
Although there are different discrepancies to this of weeks for a month. I have not been back there in
story, this one stands with the implication it’s had in over a year. In addition to reconnecting with family
real life. The myth tells us how Prophet Muhammad and friends, I also have to take care of the personal
chose his foundation mares by a test of their business junk that inevitably piles up when one is
dedication and courage. The most widespread version away. I own a house, a car and have other financial
states that after a long and tiresome journey through obligations. It is orders of magnitude more difficult
to manage these things from abroad. I now wish
the desert, Muhammad turned his herd loose to go
I had only a suitcase when I first arrived on the
in search of drinking water. Before the herd could Emirate’s shores.
reach the water, Muhammad called for the horses
to return to him. Only five mares responded and Dear Um Ayman, There is an old saying “You can never go home
again” Roughly meaning that the traveler and/
galloped back to their master despite their thirst I am 17 years old and having a hard time with my mother. It or the ones the traveler left back at home have
and desperation. Talk about loyalty! These mares seems the older I get the nosier she becomes. My mother wants fundamentally changed to the point where things
later became the prophet’s favorite and came to be to know who my friends are, where we are going and what just aren’t the same. I am concerned about this.
known as Al Khamsa which means the number five in we chat about on the internet. She calls me when I’m with my I want things to be the same but I fear they will
friends and gets upset if I don’t answer my mobile. She has not. My experiences as an expat in the U.A.E. and
Arabic. Although Al Khamsa is nothing more than a asked me many times to include her in my Facebook and I have
fragment of one’s imagination, some breeders believe those of my significant others back in America have
told her that it’s not cool to invite your parents and that all my
profoundly differed in the last two years.
that the modern Bedouin Arabian horses are actually friends don’t have their parents on their Facebook. Now with
descendants from these mares. The other variants also summer round the corner, my mother has started to call her I have new attitudes and a fresh appreciation of the
friends and ask them if they can find me some work (unpaid) world. I hope these are understood by my “homeys” .
include the tale of King Solomon, time of Ishmael and
because she thinks I might get myself in trouble if I spend my
Bedouin tales. time with friends. I sometimes think that my mother just doesn’t So my excitement of going back to my homeland
want me to have any fun in life. Help, I need her to back off and is mixed with some anxiety. I am flexible and hope
Which mythical tale do you think the Arabian horses give me more space!! for the best. I will let you know how it goes. My next
actually originated from? Write to us at Khaled, TCA column will be from the state of Utah, U.S.A.
email@example.com and tell us Dear Khaled, - randy Parker
what you think! I have two sons--my eldest son Ayman turned 19 recently
and my other teenage son is 14. So I understand perfectly Randy has been a resident of Abu Dhabi since
what your mother is going through and why she is August, 2008 and works in the travel industry.
acting the way she is. I can assure you that annoying as He has a blog at: http://expatuae.blogspot.com/
her behaviour is to you; it is also very well intentioned.
Something happens to young people when they become
teenagers--they start developing their own identities.
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The ‘dingo fence’ in you have told me all about your mother, but you have not
told me much about yourself. Are you giving reason for
who are entrepreneurs, what do they do, and how do they do it?”
At high tide the fish eat ants;
Australia is the longest your mother to be worried about you? I encourage you to sHirLeY roeLoFFZe
at low tide the ants eat fish. fence in the world, and establish an open relationship with your mother, and explain
your concerns and hopes. Be responsible and mature, be
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